Monday, May 27, 2013

Revolt Fitness Week 4 Protein Pancakes Recipe - Changes are coming and

There are some changes coming to Revolt Now Fitness that I am excited to share!

Staring next week (June 3, 2013) the Revolt Now Fitness program will change from 6 to 4 weeks. This will make it so much easier to follow along with the fitness and meal plan provided.

I am really excited to try this new schedule!

Is your interest peeked?

A monthly membership is only $10! $27 for 3 months or $50 for the whole year! So much cheaper than a gym membership.

Check it out for yourself and join me and the other Revolt bloggers next week for the next month long Revolt Uprising!

Now for one of my favourite recipes on this program.

Having a breakfast high in protein will keep you full and help start your day off right. Here is my favourite breaksfast recipe on the program so far.

Banana Protein Pancakes
3 egg white (or 2 full eggs)
1 medium banana
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 scoop protein powder (optional)

Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Cook as you would regular pancakes.

Tip - I like to use coconut oil for these pancakes because of the health benefits and the great flavour it adds!

Topping options - fresh fruit, unsweetened applesauce or small drizzle of real maple syrup.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Revolt Now Fitness Week 3 and and Free Week Trail for You!

Week 3 has come and gone.

This week I didn't see much change up or down in weight but also didn't put in a much work as I have in past weeks. This week, it's back at it again! Two steps forward, one step back, right?

The Revolt Now Fitness site is now up and running. There is a special one week kickstart trial for Littles Rule the Roost readers! You can sign up on the website. Once you take a look at what the creator, Nicole, has changed in her life and tried out the program, I know you will love it as much as the rest of us do!

It's only one week.

What have you got to lose except some weight and inches!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Revolt Now Fitness - Week 2 Update

The second week of Revolt Now Fitness was filled with some good and some not so good.

First, the not so good - I didn't do the full compliment of workouts. Life just seemed to get in the way this week. It happens. But, I did get some physical activity in anyway! It is now nice enough to walk DD to school and back. Gardening season is in full swing and, boy, are my muscles feeling it! Raking, shoveling, hauling, bending, digging - my body is still getting a workout.

This week, I am going to fit my 30 minute workouts in - even with the gardening.

Second - the good - even though this week was ideal, I still lost 1 pound and a total of 4 inches! Not too shabby!

Week 3 here I come!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Maple Bacon Butter Tarts - Amazing Appetizers Culinary Challenge featuring California Raisins

A mix of sweet and salty.

Distinctly Canadian.

And did I mention bacon???

Butter tarts are staple around The Littles household during family gatherings and celebrations. The addition of Canadian maple syrup and bacon bring an interesting yet delectable twist on this Canadian classic.

These tasty little tarts can be made mini sized for appetizers or regular sized for dessert.

Use your favourite pastry recipe for the tart shells or use premade ones like the ones from Tenderflake, like I did.

Maple Bacon Butter Tarts
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup crispy bacon, broken into little pieces (I used Maple Leaf Lazy Maple Bacon)
1/2 cup raisins
boiling water

Soak raisins in boiled water (this is the secret to great butter tarts). Mix maple syrup, brown sugar, melted butter, eggs and vanilla until well combined. Drain raisins. Divide raisins and bacon equally between the tart shells. Pour batter over raisins and bacon in each shell until the shell is 1/2 - 3/4 full.

Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.

Disclosure - I wrote this post as an entry into the Eat Write Retreat Amazing Appetizers Culinary Challenge. I was provided with cooking tools from OXO and California Raisins to complete my recipe.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mother's Day Gift - Sutton Smithworks Jewelery

Is there a mom out there that doesn't like getting jewelery as a gift for Mother's Day?

Sutton Smithworks is a Winnipeg jeweler that handcrafts beautiful jewelery.

Not only do they carry the traditional family rings and charms, but they can also create a unique piece that would be sure to make any mom happy.

What's more personal than a fingerprint? A new trend in jewelery is to have a fingerprint stamped into it. The stamp can be made into a ring or a pedant as pictured above. You can even have a paw print done if you have fur-babies!

The carved photo pendant or photo etched pendant are unique to Sutton Smithworks. I have not seen like them anywhere else. The detail that is captured in pendant when compared to the photo you provided is unbelievable! Great way to preserve a memory.

Check out their website to see an example of how they took pieces from an old china tea set and turned it into a  beautiful pendant. What a great way to preserve a family memory using an inherited piece of china that may otherwise go unused.

Have something else special in mind? Stop by and have a chat with the staff. There are two goldsmiths on site that can create pieces that are only limited by your imagination!

Disclosure - This is a sponsored post. I received a pendant in exchange for this post. All views expressed are my own.
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